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Hi,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Thursday, 23 November 2017

Stampin' Up - Add Texture With Embossing - Blog Hop with the Art with Heart Team




Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.
Hope you have had a wonderful day. Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some creative projects by adding texture with embossing. Embossing can add a lovely dimension, and with our wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, we can create many different looks. These include Heat embossing using embossing powder, dry embossing using our textured folders or by adding embossing paste!

I have made 2 projects to share with you tonight, they are quite different.

The first is a male card and I have used both an embossing folder and heat embossing to create the texture for this card. A Tarnished Faux Foil Technique is what I am calling it.



I have run the most gorgeous Champagne Foil paper through the big shot while in the Hexagon Dynamic TIEF.



After we have embossed with the hexagons I have used memento ink to create some grunge and some of the tarnished look. Just dab it randomly. You really need to let this dry completely or use your heat tool to dry it before the next staged.



The next stage is lots of fun. Grab your VersaMark and just dab it in random places over your blacked hexagons. Now sprinkle some Gold and Copper Embossing powder onto your foil making sure you still have some of the foil and the black showing through and heat set with your heat tool.


Now you have your back ground all set and ready to decorate.

I have decorated the card with some gold metallic thread and I have teased the gorgeous copper trim out to look like netting. Using the Happy Birthday Thinlit I have cut out the greeting using basic black card stock and adhered all of this to the front of the card using the fine tip glue pen.




I think this would make an excellent male birthday card.


I have made a short video showing you how I created the background to this card.

For my next project I thought I would try something a little different. I have created a background to my card by using the flower framelit in the Support ribbon framelits to emboss the card stock.

How I have done this is instead of placing the framelit on the top of the card stock I placed it under the card stock and made sure the catting side was also facing away from the card so I didn’t cut out any flowers. 

I did have to put it through a few times to create the whole background but that is ok. I them sponged the card with powder pink ink so that you could see the definition of the flowers on the whisper white cardstock. It gives just a subtle impression on the card but I’m sure a more intricate die would leave a lovely impression as well.



I have added some flowers cut with the same die from the Support ribbon framelits in Berry Burst and tranquil tide leaves and a powder pink ribbon. The gorgeous Metallic Edge Ribbon in Berry Bust I was able to get when I was at OnStage at the beginning of November and it will be available from January 3rd. You are going to love it, it is divine!


The sentiment cut out using the stitched shaped framelits is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and I have stamped that in Berry Burst and the inside of the card is also using the stamps from the same stamp set.



For more product information for both these cards check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Ribbons of Courage
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Basic Black, Tranquil tide, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Champagne Roil.
Ink
VersaMark, Berry Burst, Early Espresso, Memento
Acecessories / Embellishments
Copper Trim, Gold Metallic Trim, Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon.
Tools
 Stitched shaped framelit dies, Support ribbon framelits, Heagon Dynamic TIEF, Trimmer, paper snips, fast fuse, bone folder, Gold and copper, embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy,  Fine tip glue pen

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely Kate Morgan


 If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the Holiday Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 26




Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.
Hope you have had a wonderful week.  We had such a beautiful day in Melbourne yesterday and are expecting one today as well. Welcome back to week 26 of The Heart of Christmas,


A couple of weeks ago I made a tag to put on a little bag of chocolate for the ladies from my church. We go out once a month and it was our end or year Christmas dinner. I thought you might like to know how to make them. I have used the Wise Men Form Afar stamp set and I just love it. You can find it on page 24 of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Here is the front of the tag. I have gold embossed the 3 wise men on black card stock and cut it out with our stitched shaped framelit dies.



Here is the back of the tag where I have gold embossed the beautiful words and sentiments that come in this stamp set.

As you can see I have made the tag part out of real red card stock using the scalloped tag topper and also our layering circle framelits. I have made a short video to show you exactly how to make the tag.

I also wanted to make some cards to go with these chocolates and tags and to use this same colour combination. I have done 3 versions of the same card to show you how you can step it up just a little bit each time.



In this first version I have gold embossed straight onto the black card stock then adhered to a real red card base and have not added anymore embellishment. This card is easy to do with your VersaMarK, gold emboss powder and heat tool. Just make sure you use your embossing buddy so that you don’t get extra flecks of embossing powder sticking to your card.


In this second version I have added an island for the palm trees, some gold 1/8” ribbon and a metallic enamel shaped star in gold to the star to give it that extra bling.


In this 3rd version I have added all the elements of the 2nd version but I have cut out the 3 wise men with the stitched shaped framelits and backed that with real red cut with the layering circle framelit dies.


I’m sure any version your friends would love to receive or any card you make with this fabulous stamp set!

Make sure you don’t forget the inside. Here I have simply gold embossed the beautiful words that came with the stamp set and a little palm tree.


For more product information for on this card check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Wise Men From Afar
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink
VersaMark
Acecessories / Embellishments
1/8” Gold ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools
 Stitched shaped framelit dies, Layering circle framelit dies,Trimmer, paper snips, fast fuse, bone folder, Gold embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy,  

Claire Daly our Art with Heart team leader is hosting The Heart of  Christmas so hop on over to her blog to see the list of who played along this week from the Art with Heart team.
Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the Holiday Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care

Stampin' Up - Occasions Catalogue - Art With Heart January 2018 Blog Hop

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